Join the Team

There are so many ways be a part of Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance and to help us change attitudes, save lives, and end abuse. Job listings will be posted below as they become available. Or take a look at our volunteer, work-study, or internship opportunities. We hope to hear from you!

Job Postings

Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance, the domestic violence resource center serving Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties in Maine, currently has two positions open:

  • Housing Navigator
  • Facilitative Director

Candidates should enjoy working independently in a friendly, fast-paced, collectivist setting, and have a strong commitment to ending domestic abuse.

Click here for Housing Navigator job ad.

Click here for Facilitative Director job ad.

 

Internships

Are you interested in working directly with people affected by abuse? How about learning about the court system? Helping with nonprofit public relations? We work with area universities and colleges to provide internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level students.

Request An Internship

Hotline Internship

  • Includes answering calls that come in to our 24-hour hotline. No matter when someone calls, a hotline worker is there, ready to listen and to offer support and information about domestic abuse, safety planning, and our other services.
  • Prerequisite: Mandatory 40-hour hotline training prior to internship.
  • Must be able to devote approximately 8 hours a week to the internship.
  • Potential fall semester interns must apply by May 30. Potential spring semester interns must apply by Sept. 30. Potential summer semester interns need apply by Jan. 30.

Transitional Housing (TH) Internship

  • Tasks may include, but are not limited to: assisting in maintaining the Community Center, helping with monthly Community Meeting, assisting with case management, and taking hotline shifts.
  • Prerequisite: 40-hour hotline training, which can be completed during the internship.
  • Must be able to devote approximately 10 hours per week to the internship.
  • Internship typically begins in the fall semester and ends in the spring. Please note that we need a two-semester commitment, regardless of the start time. Potential interns must apply by May 30 for the start of a fall internship.

 Shelter Internship

  • Tasks may include, but are not limited to: accepting, organizing, and distributing community donations; helping to coordinate shelter maintenance; and assisting with children’s groups.
  • Prerequisite: Attendance at the first two sessions of our 40-hour hotline training and may require kid worker training.
  • Must devote approximately 10 hours a week to the internship.
  • Potential fall semester interns must apply by May 30. Potential spring semester interns must apply by Sept. 30. Potential summer semester interns need apply by Jan. 30.

Community Response Program (CRP) Internship

  • Tasks include assisting with Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance’s annual Library Campaign and other Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities. Other tasks may include, but are not limited to: assisting with the fall newsletter and/or appeal, assisting with planning for the annual meeting, assisting with website and materials maintenance, or doing community outreach. May also complete hotline training and do hotline shifts.
  • Prerequisite: This internship requires attending at least the first two sessions of our 40-hour hotline training.
  • Must be able to devote approximately 8 hours a week to the internship.
  • Potential interns must apply by May 30.

Legal Program Internships

  • Tasks include court monitoring and court outreach, in-office legal advocacy, and information gathering (including gathering and cross referencing data from police reports and BIP reports).
  • Prerequisite: 40-hour hotline training. One-semester interns must complete the training prior to beginning the internship; two-semester interns may complete the training during the first semester of the internship.
  • Must be able to devote approximately 8 hours a week to the internship.
  • Potential fall semester interns must apply by May 30. Potential spring semester interns must apply by Sept. 30. Potential summer semester interns need apply by Jan. 30.

Work Study

We also have work-study opportunities available through the University of Maine system and Husson University. Work-study students usually help out as hotline workers or kid workers and, like our interns, must first complete the mandatory 40-hour hotline training.

Request Work Study

Hotline Worker

  • Includes answering calls that come in to our 24-hour hotline. No matter when someone calls, a hotline worker is there, ready to listen and to offer support and information about domestic abuse, safety planning, and our other services.
  • Prerequisite: Mandatory 40-hour hotline training prior to internship.

Kid Worker

  • Provide supportive, age-appropriate activities for children whose mothers use our services. During the week, we run various kids’ groups—a homework support group and a preschool group for children in our transitional housing program as well as a children’s group that meets while moms attend their own weekly support group.
  • Supervise and play with the children and mentor kids who are going through a hard time and who need positive role models. We encourage men and women to become kid workers. Training is on an as-needed basis. We hope you’ll think about joining the team!